Smurfs Team Up with the United Nations for a Happier World this 2017
The popular Smurfs characters this year are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world a happier, peaceful, equitable and healthier place to live in. How do they plan to do this? Well, they are campaigning with big organizations such as the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation to accomplish their goals. The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage everyone to learn about and support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which were agreed on by all 193 member countries of the United Nations back in 2015. It kicks off with the launch of a Public Service Announcement video inspiring viewers to champion the Goals, which include ending extreme poverty, protecting the planet and giving everyone the chance to enjoy peace and prosperity. You can catch the video below:
The public can also join “Team Smurfs” by visiting the SmallSmurfsBigGoals.com website to find out how they can contribute to achieving these goals; discover which goals are best suited to their interests; raise their voices for a better world for all; and share information, ideas, and images on social media. Team Smurfs will rally behind the 17 Goals through to the International Day of Happiness on March 20, 2017 when the campaign will culminate in a celebration at United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the occasion. The public can engage on social media using the hash-tags #SmallSmurfsBigGoals and #TeamSmurfs.
Here's more info about SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. In September 2015, UN Member States unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, focused on the three interconnected elements of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. With 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core, the Agenda is universal, integrated and transformative and aims to spur actions that will end poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change between now and 2030. For more information, go to www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment or follow us on Twitter at @GlobalGoalsUN and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/globalgoalsUN.
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